Erlang vs Perl: What are the differences?
Erlang: A programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems; Perl: Highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
Erlang and Perl can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Real time, distributed applications" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Erlang, while over 62 developers mention "Lots of libraries" as the leading cause for choosing Perl.
Erlang and Perl are both open source tools. Erlang with 7.74K GitHub stars and 2.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Perl with 435 GitHub stars and 152 GitHub forks.
Tilt, DuckDuckGo, and Twilio SendGrid are some of the popular companies that use Perl, whereas Erlang is used by AdRoll, Grooveshark, and Heroku. Perl has a broader approval, being mentioned in 133 company stacks & 64 developers stacks; compared to Erlang, which is listed in 70 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.
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The whole backend part (deployment and other scripts, business logic, web interface) is written in Perl.
Весь бэкенд (скрипты деплоя и прочие, бизнес-логика, веб-интерфейс) написан на Perl.
I use Perl to rip through log files and compare them to some signature files I have created. When I get a match, it adds the bad guy to the list of shame in MySQL.
A very expressive language, lets you say the same thing in many different ways